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Naval Aviator Returns to Underwater Site of 1974 Crash

Naval Aviator Returns to Underwater Site of 1974 Crash

Bob Besal went on a fishing trip this month off the coast of St. Augustine, Fla. The 62-year-old retired rear admiral, who earned two Distinguished Flying Cross awards and spent a lifetime on the water and above it, didn’t catch any fish, but he did return with some memorable souvenirs. Twenty miles from shore and 80 […]
Nepalese Airliner Crashes, 19 Dead

Nepalese Airliner Crashes, 19 Dead

A plane carrying tourists to Lukla, the gateway town to Mount Everest, crashed in Bhaktapur on Friday, killing all 19 people, including four Nepalis, seven British and five Chinese passengers. The Sita Air twin-engine Dornier Do 228-202 was carrying three crew members — pilot Bijay Tandukar, co-pilot Takesingh Thapa and air-hostess Ruja Shakya — when […]

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Two Die in Bandung Air Show Crash

Two Die in Bandung Air Show Crash

Two retired Air Force pilots died in a plane crash during the Bandung Air Show in Indonesia on Saturday. They are identified as Air Commodore (ret.) Norman T. Lubis and Lt. Col. (ret.) Toni Hartono. Both were members of Indonesian Aerosport Federation. Husein Sastranegara Air Base commander Col. Umar Sugeng said their AS 202 Bravo aircraft […]
With Planes on Ground, Accusations Fly at American Airlines

With Planes on Ground, Accusations Fly at American Airlines

Flight delays and cancellations continued for thousands of American Airlines passengers Friday as the carrier and its pilots traded barbs on who is to blame for the operational problems. Each side says the other is making disingenuous statements about pilot sick time and maintenance issues. American says pilots are filing last-minute maintenance requests and taxiing […]

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VMA-211 Bloodied, Not Beaten, by Afghan Attack

VMA-211 Bloodied, Not Beaten, by Afghan Attack

Two McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Plus aircraft appear to dot the gray sky, as ground crewmembers prepare for their arrival. The aircraft are more than 46 feet long and have a wingspan of 30 feet 4 inches. They roar through the Afghanistan sky, a symbol of U.S. Marine Corps air superiority. After a Sept. […]
Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

More than 15 years following the crash of the world’s only airworthy example, another de Havilland Mosquito has returned to the air. Jerry Yagen’s KA114, a Canadian-built fighter-bomber variant, flew for the first time Thursday since it arrived in New Zealand. Restoration experts Avspecs Limited near Auckland rebuilt the twin-engined aircraft nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” […]

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iPad 1, TSA 0

iPad 1, TSA 0

Between airline employees and the Transportation Security Administration, it seems iPads don’t have a chance these days. Following on the heels of a iPad theft by a Horizon Air flight attendant last week, ABC News yesterday aired a report on another iPad stolen by a TSA screener at Orlando International Airport. The first incident was […]
Plane violates airspace during president’s stop in Va. Beach

Plane violates airspace during president’s stop in Va. Beach

As President Barack Obama was wrapping up his speech in Virginia Beach, Va., Thursday afternoon, two Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters on air defense duty intercepted a private plane that flew into airspace restricted because of the visit. NORAD officials told WVEC.com the jets couldn’t communicate with the Piper PA-28, which was located east of Cape […]

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TAM Flight Lands Safely After Nose Gear Malfunction

TAM Flight Lands Safely After Nose Gear Malfunction

A TAM Airlines flight from Rio de Janeiro to New York narrowly avoided a crash landing at busy JFK Airport after experiencing nose gear failure on Wednesday, officials said. The crew of Flight 8078, an Airbus A330-200, prepared for a crash landing Wednesday coming into JFK Airport after the plane’s nose gear failed to drop […]
Military Trainer Crashes in Northern Serbia, Killing Pilot

Military Trainer Crashes in Northern Serbia, Killing Pilot

A Serbian military pilot died after his single-engined trainer crashed in a suburb northwest of Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, on Wednesday. Serbian Air Force and Air Defense Maj. Goran Savic, assigned to the military’s Technical Test Center, succumbed to injures sustained in the accident involving a Lasta 95, according to the Serbian defense ministry. The second pilot, […]
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